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Pink Powers Through The National Anthem Despite The Flu              

Pink was suffering with the flu all weekend, and there was worry she wouldn’t make it through her performance of the National Anthem at last night’s Super Bowl, but there really was no need to worry at all. 

The singer performed an amazing version of the song, nailing all the high notes, so much so that you would have never known she had been sick.

Pink was called out by some people after cameras caught her taking something out of her mouth before the performance. Some claimed it was gum, but she was quick to point out, "it was a throat lozenge."

Pink also snapped back at someone who criticized her performance. Someone tweeted, "If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it 1000 times. Pink sucks and if you like her singing you’re dumb #SuperBowl," to which she responded, "Yeah but [at least] I suck while singing our countries national anthem, and you just suck by yourself on a dirty couch." Earlier in the weekend, Pink performed at Minneapolis' The Armory, but had a hard time getting through her show because of her sickness. "As you can hear, I have the f---ing flu," she told the crowd. "Because I have two children that cough into my mouth and I can't stop them 'cause it's so cute. So, I don't cancel, and I'm not gonna sound like sh*t all night, I promise." She also shared a photo from her Super Bowl rehearsal and revealed her condition to fans. "I’ve been waiting to sing this song since 1991 when I saw my idol, WhitneyHouston, own this song. And now, my chance has finally come," Pink wrote, mentioning how her kids got her sick. "And here we are. I’ve arrived at another one of my dreams which is slowly becoming a sort of nightmare.” She added, “I will tell you, this is one of the biggest honors of my life, singing this song in front of my family, my military family, my dad and brother and step mama and family and the world. And the EAGLES!?!?! I promise I will do my best, as I always do."

Lady Gaga Cancels Tour Due To Chronic Pain              

Lady Gaga’s chronic pain has once again wreaked havoc on her “Joanne World Tour.” Over the weekend the singer canceled the final ten dates of the tour’s European leg because she was suffering “severe pain.”

“I'm so devastated I don't know how to describe it," Gaga writes on social media. "All I know is that if I don't do this, I am not standing by the words or meaning of my music. My medical team is supporting the decision for me to recover at home. We're cancelling the last 10 shows of my Joanne World Tour."

She adds, “"I love the show more than anything and I love you but this is beyond my control.”

 Shows affected include dates in London, Manchester, Zurich, Kiln, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Paris, and Berlin, as well as Rio, with Gaga notng, “I promise I will be back in your city, but for now, I need to put myself and my well-being first. I love you, forever. XX Gaga."

Music Quickies              Justin Bieber lands new Spotify milestone:Justin Bieberis now the first artist on Spotify to pass one billion streams with three different songs. J.T. songs reaching that milestone include “Sorry,” “Love Yourself,” and his Luis Fonsi/Daddy Yankee collaboration “Despacito.” And he’s got two more songs reaching close to that number, with “What Do You Mean?” and his DJSnake collaboration “Let Me Love You,” already close to 900 million streams. Baby number three on the way for Michael Bublé: Congratulations are in order for MichaelBublé and wife Luisana Lopilato. The couple is expecting their third child, with reports claiming Luisana is two-and-a-half months along. The news comes two years after their son Noah was diagnosed with liver cancer. The child is now reportedly doing well.

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